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South Carolina Surface Water Withdrawal, Permitting Use, and Reporting Act (South Carolina)

Eligibility 
Agricultural
Commercial
Construction
Industrial
Installer/Contractor
Institutional
Investor-Owned Utility
Local Government
Municipal/Public Utility
Rural Electric Cooperative
Tribal Government
Utility
Program Info
State 
South Carolina
Program Type 
Environmental Regulations
Provider 
South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control

Surface water withdrawals exceeding three million gallons during any one month require a permit; a permit will only be granted if the Department of Health and Environmental Control determines that the proposed water use is reasonable. Some exemptions, including for emergency withdrawals, instream mining operations, and hydropower generation, apply. This legislation contains information on permitting, registration, and reporting requirements, and addresses interbasin water transfer, construction notices, and temporary permits.